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Assistant Director of Emergency Services

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Assistant Director of Emergency Services

Job Code:  241777
Facility: Hartgrove Hospital
Location: CHICAGO, IL US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Administrative, Clinical Support, Social Work/Case Management, Patient Admissions, RN, Pediatrics, Emergency
Category: Allied Health,Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.00
Position Summary:

Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. Hartgrove Hospital has become the flagship behavioral health facility within Universal Health Services, Inc., its parent company. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient, partial, and outpatient.

Hartgrove is a Joint Commission Approved and State Licensed Facility focused on short-term crisis stabilization programs. We provide a fully Accredited Educational Program, comprehensive Activity Therapy, Pet Assisted Therapy, Art Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.

Essential Job Functions:
• Assumes the supervisory role for the Evening Shift and covers for Director in Director’s absences.
• Conducts initial assessments (which include prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, risk factors, and family dynamics).
• Establishing a provisional diagnosis for patient.
• Oversee the admission process including appropriateness of the admission, completion of all required admission paperwork, pre-certifications and benefit verifications and coordination with the Physician, Social Worker, U.R. Coordinator and treatment team.
• Provide accurate and complete information to Hospital Administration and physicians regarding admissions, referrals, discharges, etc.
• Train other staff in the admission process, policies and procedures.
• Assure compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions.
• Maintain all data/records regarding the intake and admission process.
• Possess a strong understanding of department computer systems.
• Assure the maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment.


Job Requirements:
• Masters Degree Required in Social Work, Clinical or Counseling Psychology; or RN, Doctorate preferred.
• Working knowledge of Illinois Confidentiality Act, Illinois Mental Health Code, EMTALA and ILPA process detailed understanding of psychiatric criteria for various levels of care.
• Thorough understanding of DSM-IV criteria.
• Computer training/experience, crisis intervention and risk assessment, customer service skills, leadership skills.

• 401(k)
• UHS Stock Purchase Plan
• Health, Dental, & Vision
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Much More

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online!

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